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DWC Proposes Changes to Med-Legal Billing Rules 05/07/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1288 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 82 min read
Not long after agreeing to enforce the Medical-Legal Fee Schedule billing regulations “as written” to settle allegations of underground rule-making, California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation proposed amendments that would bring the rules more in line with its interpre...Read More
 
 

DWC Adds Three to List of Disciplined Physicians 05/03/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1593 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation added to its list of disciplined physicians the names of three qualified medical evaluators accused of billing violations. ...Read More
 
 

Doctors Need Not Strictly Adhere to AMA Guides in Rating Impairment 05/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that a doctor’s failure to strictly adhere to the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment is not a reversible error so long as the assessment of an injured worker was in general conformance with the guides. ...Read More
 
 
DWC Updates Pathology, Clinical Lab Section of Fee Schedule 05/01/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 299 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation has revised the pathology and clinical laboratory section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to adopt changes made by Medicare. The order incorporates Medicare’s updated second-quarter pathology and clinical lab file, &ldq...Read More
 
 

Despite Court Rulings, State Moves Ahead With Air Ambulance Fee Schedule 05/01/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: GA | Segment: Top | 278 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Georgia’s new workers’ compensation fee schedule released this month gives air ambulance services a slight pay raise. That may sound generous, but regulators may be asking for a legal challenge by setting rates for interstate transportation companies. ...Read More
 
 

Double-Dipping Plumber Sentenced to 45 Days' Home Detention 04/30/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 211 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A plumber who ran a private business while claiming he was unable to work because of an occupational injury was ordered to serve 45 days of house arrest, the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries announced. ...Read More
 
 

Division Extending Comment Period on Worker Leasing Rules 04/27/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 170 | 0 | Popular with Other | 9 min read
Oregon regulators are giving the public an extra three weeks to comment on a proposed rewrite of its worker leasing rules. The division...Read More
 
 

DIR Posts Documents Used to Stay Liens by Accused Fraudsters 04/25/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 887 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 110 min read
The Department of Industrial Relations on Tuesday posted a list of public documents that it relies on when flagging lien claimants under the anti-fraud statutes passed last year. ...Read More
 
 

Doctor Gets Benefits for Injuries From Fall in Hospital Parking Lot 04/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 149 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 34 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a doctor for his injuries in a fall as he was reporting to work a hospital shift. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Agrees to Enforce QME Rules 'As Written' to Settle Lawsuits 04/20/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2590 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation agreed to enforce medical-legal billing rules as they are written as part of a settlement with eight doctors who accused the agen...Read More
 
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